zoewashburne:

What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?

 

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I’m confused. I can post from my phone by not from my computer? I keep getting error messages on the computer. Am I the only one?

50 Book Challenge 25/50

I have been waiting to read this book for so long! Months! It still confounds me that the library has a limited number of ebooks and audiobooks for download. Anyway. Finally got to read this book and it was so worth the wait!

Having read Elinor & Park, I’m already a huge fan of how Rainbow Rowell turns phrases. In this book, her beautiful writing constructs the voice of a girl who is also a writer — a fanfiction writer entering college. The writing perfectly balanced that character — the borderline pretension of a young, popular fanfic author, the clumsy wording of someone still just beginning to play with language — with the artful and moving style I’ve coming to expect from Rowell. 

I related strongly to this story. I’ve written fanfic since I was 13, and even though I’ve never had the kind of fan base that Kath, the main character, enjoys, I do remember the transition from the insular world of high school to the broad world of college. I remember the struggle of melding the real world with my online reality. Part of how much I loved this book I’m sure stemmed from how strongly I related to the content. 

Still. Read this book. All of us on tumblr deal with the shifting line between online and real world, with what others would consider “real”, and the temptation to lose ourselves in the world of someone else’s creation.

I kind of already want to read it again, but I’m behind in my 50 books, so I’ll hold off. For now.

50 Book Challenge 25/50

I have been waiting to read this book for so long! Months! It still confounds me that the library has a limited number of ebooks and audiobooks for download. Anyway. Finally got to read this book and it was so worth the wait!

Having read Elinor & Park, I’m already a huge fan of how Rainbow Rowell turns phrases. In this book, her beautiful writing constructs the voice of a girl who is also a writer — a fanfiction writer entering college. The writing perfectly balanced that character — the borderline pretension of a young, popular fanfic author, the clumsy wording of someone still just beginning to play with language — with the artful and moving style I’ve coming to expect from Rowell. 

I related strongly to this story. I’ve written fanfic since I was 13, and even though I’ve never had the kind of fan base that Kath, the main character, enjoys, I do remember the transition from the insular world of high school to the broad world of college. I remember the struggle of melding the real world with my online reality. Part of how much I loved this book I’m sure stemmed from how strongly I related to the content. 

Still. Read this book. All of us on tumblr deal with the shifting line between online and real world, with what others would consider “real”, and the temptation to lose ourselves in the world of someone else’s creation.

I kind of already want to read it again, but I’m behind in my 50 books, so I’ll hold off. For now.

imsirius:

"It’s my first time here. I wanted to come to - you know you don’t go to Comic Con without going down on the floor and seeing it all, and so the way I came up with doing that was Spider-Man." - Daniel Radcliffe at the 2014 SDCC

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chickenyouout:

heyfunniest:

random-and-interesting:

Introducing, Dodocool Lightning Cable

Dodocool - $9.97

Apple - $19.00

IT’S CHEAPER TOO GUYS 

NO MORE BROKEN LIGHTNING CABLE FOR ME YESS

GOD BLESS I BUY A NEW LIGHTNING CABLE EVERY MONTH OMG

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titsandtwosugars:

I’m never taking it off

titsandtwosugars:

I’m never taking it off

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50 Book Challenge 24/50
I’ve never read this classic, so I decided to, mostly because I want to read Reading Lolita in Tehran so I felt like reading Lolita would help my understanding.
The prose is beautiful and evocative, but I couldn’t get past much of the abuse to the “story”. I see the themes — the destruction of one life for the satisfaction of another, the dehumanization of a person and how that person comes to dehumanize herself, etc. — and I see why it’s a classic, but I didn’t exactly enjoy reading it myself.
Actually, the author’s note at the end was the most entertaining part of the book! When Nabokov steps out of H. H.’s voice and into his own, he was funny and ironic and hugely entertaining. I would like to read something else of his, where the plot wouldn’t get in the way of enjoying the writing. Anyone have any suggestions?

50 Book Challenge 24/50

I’ve never read this classic, so I decided to, mostly because I want to read Reading Lolita in Tehran so I felt like reading Lolita would help my understanding.

The prose is beautiful and evocative, but I couldn’t get past much of the abuse to the “story”. I see the themes — the destruction of one life for the satisfaction of another, the dehumanization of a person and how that person comes to dehumanize herself, etc. — and I see why it’s a classic, but I didn’t exactly enjoy reading it myself.

Actually, the author’s note at the end was the most entertaining part of the book! When Nabokov steps out of H. H.’s voice and into his own, he was funny and ironic and hugely entertaining. I would like to read something else of his, where the plot wouldn’t get in the way of enjoying the writing. Anyone have any suggestions?

thegestianpoet:


Lee Pace slept next to camping out Comic Con goers. (x)

no but imagine you’re just napping and you roll over and lee pace is there looking like a dirtbag frat boy 

thegestianpoet:

Lee Pace slept next to camping out Comic Con goers. (x)

no but imagine you’re just napping and you roll over and lee pace is there looking like a dirtbag frat boy 

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Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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tastefullyoffensive:

"Get down, Mr. President!" [video]

tastefullyoffensive:

"Get down, Mr. President!" [video]

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nintendo-kid:

gailsimone:

burekevan:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the defunding of NASA.

Wow. Fantastic.

Its so true though 

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